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Children picking parents before birth. Is it biblical?

Nope Kids knowing their parents before they're born isn't mentioned in the bible. Scripture does, however, talk about how God knows each person before they're born. Jeremiah 1:5 ESV Before I ...
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According to Jehovah's Witnesses, How does God safely choose what to foreknow?

Jehovah’s Witnesses accept that God is omniscient. To be omniscient means that God knows all things, past, present and future, all the time. Nothing escapes His knowledge, including our thoughts and ...
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Is there a patristic precedent for understanding "foreknew" as "foreloved"?

Origen (d. 254) appears to be the earliest church father to explicitly understand foreknowledge in this way. In his Commentary on Romans, VII.8, he connects the language of Genesis 4:1 ("Adam knew ...
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Children picking parents before birth. Is it biblical?

Although I do not know everything that is said in the Bible, I can find no place where the children choose their parents, nor do I find any place where the parents choose their children. I do find ...
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During creation the Bible says, God saw that various things were 'good'. Did He not know they were going to be good?

Your whole premise is that God didn't have the foreknowledge of the goodness of his creation before he declared it to be good. That isn't a premise supported by scripture. God isn't limited by time. ...
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According to open theism, did God know that the crucifixion of Jesus would benefit anyone after him?

Ron Nash doesn't seem to be wrong here in the facts he's presenting, however he's picking his words carefully. This poor impotent deity faced the possibility that the suffering of his Son upon the ...
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Statements about the doctrine or the future made by current LDS Prophet, and the church view on those

Does the LDS church assert that doctrinal statements made by the current Prophet are either "inspired", "infallible", or both? Inspired, definitely, but not infallible. Prophets are merely mortal ...
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How does open theology interpret 1 Peter 1:2?

1 Peter 1:2 KJV  Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be ...
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predestination beliefs

Yes, classical Arminianism would hold a view similar to what you are describing. But I've met people who don't necessarily agree with Arminianism on everything, yet when they read passages like ...
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What do Reformed Christians understand by God's foreordination?

The word ‘foreordained’ is usually a translation of a Greek word meaning “to know beforehand.” Speaking about the birth of Jesus, 'foreordained' is used in that sense in 1 Peter 1:20 (KJV): Who ...
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Genesis 22:12 - "..."for I know that you fear God..," what is the possible "interpretation" in consistent with God's sovereign foreknowledge?

I don't think the interpretation is to show that, "God's foreknowledge is justified." The following is from John Gill who is quoting someone else. Psalm 1:6; Saadiah Gaon (i) interprets it, "I have ...
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God's foreknowledge according to the Calvinist?

As a former Calvinist, I hope I can help provide more light than confusion. To caveats: (1) at the outset you should know that there is diversity even within 'Calvinism' so several answers are ...
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Is there a way to prove that God’s foreknowledge is incompatible with genuine human freedom?

Open Theists say that God's knowledge of the future is incompatible with libertarian notion of human freedom. Their solution is to limit God's omniscience so God does not know the future. Their ...
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What is the biblical basis for Open Theism?

“Open theism” is an attempt to explain the foreknowledge of God in relationship to the free will of man. The argument of open theism is essentially this: human beings are truly free; if God absolutely ...
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According to Biblical Unitarians, Did Jesus know that he would succeed?

The scriptures are very clear - Jesus was a man tempted like us, made like us in every way. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect... Heb 2:17 But the OP says Jesus is 'only ...
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Acording to Orthodox Christianity does God know the future?

1 day is a thousand days in his sight and a thousand days = 1 day, this means time is irrelevant for God. God knows the future from the past and vice versa. The question you have is does Gods ...
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Acording to Orthodox Christianity does God know the future?

Eastern Orthodox doctrine holds that "the knowledge of God is vision and immediate understanding of everything, both that which exists and that which is possible, the present, the past, and the ...
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